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Old April 4th, 2008, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default Are These Australia Roller Rinks Open or Closed?

I've started building a directory of roller skating rinks in Australia, and while I've found quite a few, I think some of them might have closed. Here's what I've got so far:

Roller Skating Rinks in Australia
http://www.quadskating.com/rinks/au/

I think I read in another thread that the Campbellfield Roller Sports Centre in Victoria has closed. Is that true? Have any other of these rinks closed?

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Old April 6th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #2
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I believe it was me who wrote Campbellfield is closed.
One of the managers there and another girl now work at my rink after it closed down. There are a few rumours circling that it may reopen... something to do with the Sunshine rink? I'm not 100%

Some of these rinks I've never heard of... do we really have this many rinks sitll open? Wow.

VICTORIA SECTION: I'm assuming Rollerway Newtown Skate Centre, 6 Lambert Avenue and Geelong Region In Line Hockey Development Council are the same.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #3
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I cannot confirm any closures in the Victorian list. I really should know which Vic rinks are open and closed, but since I stopped playing hockey and going to Eltham regularly, my ear is no longer to the ground on rink rumblings.

'Puckhandlers' is missing from the Victorian list as far as I can tell.

I heard Skate Plus in NSW had closed, but I cannot be sure...Alex Bont should know what is actually open and closed in NSW/Sydney.

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Old April 7th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #4
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Default Sydney rinks

Alive Sports at Narellan is still open (multisport venue that has skating once or twice a week).

Long Jetty Roller Rink is still open, and correct, there's no website.

Penrith Skatel is now open at 120 Russell St, Penrith. Their former site, at 32 Peachtree Rd, has closed. This is the only dedicated rink left in the Greater Sydney area.

Skate2000 at Castle Hill and Skate Plus at Caringbah have both closed

Thornleigh Indoor Stadium / Brickpit Stadium is a basketball centre which is happy to host skaters (we at Sydney Roller Derby trained there last year for a few months) but it's not a rink and has no skates available.
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Old April 27th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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Alive Sports at Narellan is still open (multisport venue that has skating once or twice a week).

Long Jetty Roller Rink is still open, and correct, there's no website.
Just though that you may want to know of the death of yet another Australian Roller Rink - Long Jetty has now closed - confirmed by a friend who said it is now a childcare centre ... RIP.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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The Victoria list:

Campbellfield Roller Sports Centre - out of business, may re-open?
Caribbean Rollerama - correct.
Dandy Skate Centre - correct.
Fusion Skates (no Web site?) - not sure on this one.
Geelong Region In Line Hockey Development Council - this isn't a rink, it's the guy's house. Delete.
Laverton Skating Centre - correct.
Lilydale Roller Skating Centre (no Web site?) - correct.
OzSkate of Mildura - not sure on this one.
Peninsula Skateworld - correct.
Rhinos Inline Hockey Club (no Web site?) - no idea on this one, suspect it may be a personal residence.
Roller City Bayswater - correct.
Rollerway Newtown Skate Centre - correct.
Rosebud Skate Centre - correct.
SkateIt of Dandenong - delete, CONFIRMED is/was another trading name of Dandy Skate Centre, at their old address.
SkaterZ Roller Rink - correct.
Springer's Leisure Centre - delete, not a skating venue (was occasionally hired 10+ years ago only for racing and art events; no longer used).
Sunshine Roller Skating Centre - correct.

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The Zone
Strickland Rd
Bendigo
www.thezone.net.au

Skateworld Mordialloc
209 Boundary Rd
Braeside
(03) 9580 8908
www.skateworldmordialloc.com.au

Stadium 34
34 Bell St
Moe
(03) 5127 83000
www.stadium34.com.au
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Old April 7th, 2008, 01:37 PM   #7
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Hey, hot lips. Any word on Taren Point?

I heard it closed - their website has expired ( http://www.tarenpointskating.com/ ), so it seems likely ??
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The Victoria list:

Dandy Skate Centre - correct.

SkateIt of Dandenong - delete, CONFIRMED is/was another trading name of Dandy Skate Centre, at their old address.

Springer's Leisure Centre - delete, not a skating venue (was occasionally hired 10+ years ago only for racing and art events; no longer used).
Did Dandy move? I really must visit John...I still have a pair of his skates!

Isn't Springers still being used as a hockey venue? Is RSV's office still there?

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Old April 8th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #9
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Did Dandy move? I really must visit John...I still have a pair of his skates!

Isn't Springers still being used as a hockey venue? Is RSV's office still there?

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Dandy moved from Plunkett Road to Princess Highway (Next door to AMF, about 2k towards Pakenham on the RHS from Plunkett Rd) about, oh, 2 years or so ago.

RSV = Skate Victoria these days, and no they're no longer based at springers.

I'm no expert on hockey, but I understand that springers ceased to be a regular venue a long, long time ago. Between the new Morialloc and Frankston rinks and Puckhandlers, springers was simply no longer required, plus it was extremely expensive to hire ($80/hr 12 years ago). If they're still using springers, I'd be very surprised indeed.
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